Angela Merkel will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in late June for talks on Iran's presidential election, Middle East peace and next month's G8 summit, a spokesman for the German chancellor said on Monday.
The visit would be the first by Merkel since Obama took office in January. She had hoped to visit Washington before a G20 meeting in London in early April but the trip did not take place because of scheduling problems.
Merkel's spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm said she would visit Washington on June 25 and 26 and the talks would focus on the July summit of the Group of Eight in the Italian town of L'Aquila, Middle East peace and the election in Iran.
Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a landslide victory in Friday's Iranian vote, sparking protests in Tehran and elsewhere in the country.
Obama came to Germany earlier this month after giving a speech in Cairo in which he offered Muslims a new beginning. He had talks with Merkel in Dresden and visited the site of the Nazi-era concentration camp at Buchenwald.
(Reporting by Andreas Moeser; writing by Noah Barkin; editing by Andrew Dobbie)